Porcelain restorations, which include crowns and our Hastings on Hudson veneers, offer several advantages that make them a preferred material. We understand that in addition to wanting strong and healthy teeth, you also want teeth that you can be proud of. Sometimes, that can be a challenge, especially if you have teeth that have chips, cracks, or gaps between them that are too wide; discolored or crooked; misshapen or poorly-sized. With either a crown or veneers, you can correct virtually any cosmetic issue that relates in some way to size, shape, or color.
Porcelain is a tooth-colored material, so it blends in very well, looking just like your natural teeth do. And it is resistant to stains. That should be of interest if you are a smoker or a user of tobacco in any form. Other habits that are known to stain or discolor teeth are drinking tea, coffee, red wine, and cola; and eating berries, soy sauce, and curry, for example. Porcelain used for crowns or for our Hastings on Hudson veneers will hold their color much longer than other materials do.
The process of getting a porcelain crown will usually take just two sessions. First, you will have impressions taken by Dr. Viana, which will be sent to the dental lab. You will then return to have your crown fitted to the top of your tooth and cemented into place. Nothing too complicated at all. The same can be said of our Hastings on Hudson veneers, although three visits are typically needed in total. Unlike crowns, veneers fit over the fronts of your teeth, covering the imperfections and giving you a more ideal smile that you can show off.
The first session will be taking impressions. The second and third times you come in, our Hastings on Hudson veneers will be fitted to you. Adjustments will be made as needed. It’s important that you are satisfied with the results, because once your veneers have been bonded to your teeth, they become a longterm solution. And because they cover your teeth entirely, it’s like a complete makeover for your smile. You will be flush with confidence immediately.